The management of Ozisa FM radio station in Owerri, Imo state has denied the news that the Nigeria Broadcasting Cooperation has shut down its frequency.
News had since gone viral on Sunday that NBC had shut down the radio station on the alleged order of the Imo state government to report the facts of the July 17 murder of 14 wedding guests at Awomama in the government area. State Oru East Local by Ebubeagu Security. officers.
But the radio station, in a statement issued to Owerri, said the station was “temporarily suspended” and not closed.
The statement read, “Ozisa Fm has not been shut down but temporarily suspended. The case is being handled by the competent authorities. We appreciate the understanding of the National Broadcasting Commission. NBC.
“This Ozisa radio station is not owned by the Catholic Church but by the Ozisa Foundation for Peace and Social Development and is located within the premises of the church on rented property.
“We would like to discourage all speculation and inciting statements. Ozisa Radio will continue to provide a platform for the community to contribute and foster civic responsibility and inclusion.
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